We advise domestic and global companies across a range of sectors on preventing, detecting and responding to Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) risks. We work with clients to manage their exposures under the UK Bribery Act 2010, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Sapin II, and other increasingly complex global bribery laws and regulations.  

With increased enforcement across the globe, it is important that companies have a robust ABC compliance framework to mitigate the risk of non-compliance and possible resulting enforcement action. As well as ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, it enables a company to demonstrate that proportionate procedures are in place to prevent bribery and corruption.  

Our team are based across the US, Europe and Asia. As well as having the experience of advising companies of a global scale they also have deep ties to the local and regional business communities. Our team that advise on the design and implementation of anti-corruption programs include professionals who have held ranking positions at relevant agencies, including former prosecutors, and highly preeminent Queen’s Counsel, Mukul Chawla, who understand how various aspects of an anti-corruption program would be received by the DOJ, SEC, SFO and other authorities.   

We provide a full range of services from designing and rolling out global compliance programs through to advising on internal and government-led investigations, including:

Investigations 

  • Advising on the conduct of internal investigations into potential violation. 
  • Acting for companies and individuals subject to investigations by regulatory bodies or government agencies. 

Compliance Advisory 

  • Advising on the implementation and maintenance of compliance programs, and associated policies, to ensure compliance with these requirements. 

Transactional

  • Advising on these issues in the context of risk management in connection with mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions, including FCPA/bribery due diligence reviews. 
  • Drafting relevant provisions for contracts, including supplier and shareholders agreements.